Cathay Pacific has had fare sales, but they’ve never had a First Class fare sale.
But they’re having one today and this one is a doozy.
The airline has teamed up with GILT to offer a trip voucher that is 75 percent off the first class round-trip fare to Hong Kong from a variety of U.S. airports – including San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.
The usual First Class fares for this trip is $20,000 but during the Gilt/Cathay Pacific fare sale the vouchers are selling for $5,000.
That includes taxes and surcharges – AND Gilt is throwing in a $500 Gilt shopping credit.
Small print? There’s a page full of it.
You’re buying a voucher, not making a reservation, for example. So you’ll need to get your voucher and then make a booking by December 31, 2015.
And you’ll be able to apply your voucher to a limited number of First Class seats.
But if you want to do this trip – and drink champagne, eat food prepared fresh just for you from galleys equipped with rice cookers, toasters and steam ovens and then sleep in a fully-flat bed in Cathay Pacific pajamas – and visit the first class Cathay Pacific lounges at the airports at either end – the restrictions shouldn’t be insurmountable.
The sale starts today – Wednesday, November 18. So get your calendar and your credit cards and go check it out.